Chex A Nic would go on to be one of Les’s favorite horses, and the gelding made a name for himself as an outstanding show horse. He won NRCHA open bridle classes and open stock horse classes, as well as titles from events such as the Blue Ribbon Saddle Circuit and the Hollywood Reining Royal. In 1992, Chex A Nic became the first horse ever to win both a reining and cow horse AQHA world titles in the same year.
In 1994, Chex A Nic was retired during a special ceremony at the San Francisco Cow Place while the gelding was still on top of his game. During his 9-year career, Chex A Nic earned more than $37,000 and two AQHA World Championships.